Personal

A 6-post collection

A Cure for Dandruff That Will Save You Money

Ok, so I know that body hacking and personal hygiene are not my usual topics of choice, but hear me out. My entire life I’ve had dandruff, up till a few months ago. That’s almost 30 years of dandruff shampoo, medicated shampoo, frequent showers, you name it. Up till a few months ago. You see, that’s when I got into no-poo (wiki link). It’s not a constipation product, it’s a movement of folks who have stopped using commercial shampoo. So for

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Android Apps - Easy Inventory

As some of you probably know, I’ve done quite a bit of mobile and embedded development. I like the fast turnaround and on-the-go nature of embedded systems, and that’s where my interests have been wandering to lately. I think that the ease of entry for publishing Android apps is a terrific thing, and I feel quite a bit better not supporting the great red fruit in Cupertino. While I plan to release a great deal of research projects as stripped-down android apps, my first

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Source Tree Visualizer Beta 2 Media Update with Images and Video

For those of you who are not on beta list over at Discursive Labs, this is the sort of thing you are missing out on. If you follow our corporate blog over at www.discursivelabs.com, you know that Source Tree Visualizer is an entirely new way to interact and understand the complexities of source control in a meaningful, intuitive way. Rooted in the most current research in computer graphics and visualization, Source Tree Visualizer may literally change the way you think about your source tree

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The Benefits of Low Power Cluster Compilation (and Shameless Self-Promotion)

As many of you know, in my personal life I’m historically quite fond of low power and embedded processor systems. It’s somewhat ironic then, that in my professional life I spend most of my time programming for supercomputing clusters, or for the development of programs for supercomputing clusters. As most of you probably also know, I started a somewhat successful consulting and software development company earlier this year. This gives me a terrific amount of freedom when outfitting (and hiring) our developer and IT

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Hackaway 2010 is Over! A Massive Success!

The polls have closed! Hackaway 2010 is officially over, and no entries that come in after now will be counted. The winners have already entered! I had entries from Thailand, Singapore, UK, Germany, Brazil, France, all over USA, Canada, Mexico and Jamaica. Perhaps many more as well! I’ll be rolling dice and boxing up the prizes tomorrow. The winners will be randomly chosen based on dice roll! I also want to thank all the people who sent in their personal stories of successful or fun

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Finished building my first guitar

Mark brought over his copy of Make, and it turns out this last Makezine had a great article on building cigar box guitars. It sounded like a really interesting project, so we went off to the hardware store to purchase some oak timber. Many days/hours/blood stains later, the fruits of our labor emerged, tuned and ready to play. . Lots of hack potential, and an easy fix if I break something. Bonus, tablature looks fine in links browser on the Z2, though you will have

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